I'm trying to figure out how to call the political system of a fictional country I am writing about.
The basic premise is that this country came into being after 4 kingdoms decided to unite into 1 country to accelerate recovery after an absolutely huge natural disaster. Only, at the point they united, the people got to choose their leader and instead of electing one of the members of the former royal houses they chose the then current leader of the newly combined armed forces. (who was a very popular figure)
From that point onward, it basically became tradition that the leader of the armed forces also lead the country. (the leader changes on retirement or if the current one is deposed by popular vote)
In the ''present time'' where the story takes place, the national leader still is the leader of the armed forces, but the current leader has decided to let every city in the country choose 1 person who represents that city.
These combined representatives may give advice and suggest things to the leader, who likewise may call upon the representatives for their input in state business, BUT he or she in NOT required or obliged by any means to actually listen or act upon the advice given to him. So while the leader may use the advice the representatives give him/her, there is nothing stopping him/her from completely ignoring said advice and just do what he/she thinks should be done.
I can't figure out if this would fall squarely under dictatorship or some weird form of democracy. Anyone here able to help me find out what a form of government like this would be called?